The Society of Broadcast Engineers will hold the 2022 SBE Leadership Development Course August 3-5, 2022, in Atlanta, GA. This three-day course is an intensive study of successful leadership and management, designed specifically for broadcast engineers.

The course explores the nature of leadership, the difference between being a manager and being a leader, how to build a winning team, the importance of attitude in the leadership position, communication insights and much more.

Instructing the course will be Dr. Frank Pianki, a professor of management who has served at Anderson University since 1998. His balanced background blends academic ability and professional experience. He earned a BS in chemical engineering from the University of Connecticut, an MS in chemical engineering from the University of Arizona, an Executive MBA from Pepperdine University and a Doctorate from Indiana University.

Prior to academia, Pianki worked in business and industry for almost 20 years, living in Connecticut, Arizona, Oklahoma, California and Indiana. He has served as a COO for a healthcare organization and a VP of operations for a manufacturing company. He also worked in global companies such as PQ Chemical Corporation as a plant engineer, unit manager and plant manager; Getty Oil and Texaco refining as a senior process engineer and operations supervisor; and at Phillips Petroleum as a research engineer. He also has maintained an active consulting practice in the areas of strategy, operations, change leadership, and continuous improvement since 1995.

To register for this professional development opportunity, go to The enrollment fee is $670 for SBE members and $725 for non-members. Questions? Contact SBE Education Director Cathy Orosz at

The SBE has presented the SBE Leadership Development Course since 1997. The NAB sponsored the course from 1965 to 1995. This intense course is designed specifically for broadcast engineers who have or aspire to have management responsibilities. Details on the course and registration information are available at

The 2022 SBE Leadership Development Course will be held at the Hyatt Place Atlanta South; 1899 Sullivan Road; College Park, GA 30337. The SBE has reserved a block of rooms at the hotel. Make room reservations by calling 1-888-HYATT-HP or at and use the reservation code G-SBEA as the group/corporate number. Make room reservations by July 4, 2022, for the special rate of $117.08.

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